Remove nJoyMovies Search Plus (Browser Hijacker/PUP)

Jan 3rd 2019 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Easy PC Repair Fix PC Free News PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is nJoyMovies Search Plus? And how does it function?

nJoyMovies Search Plus is a browser extension promoted as a search engine that could provide users with movies online. It supposedly allows them to search for movies and stream them online. It might seem like a useful program that could allow you to watch movies for free but don’t get your hopes up since it’s only a ploy used to trick users into installing this browser extension to their browsers. If installed, it will change the default settings in the browser such as the default search provider, new tab page and homepage and note that these changes are done without user’s permission which is why security experts tagged this as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). nJoyMovies Search Plus is also related to the following browser hijackers:

  • Njoyapps.com
  • search.algo.com
  • gomovix.com

After its installation, you will see the changes in your browser right away. One of these changes is the sudden appearance of annoying ads like banners, in-text links, pop-ups and many more. These ads appear out of nowhere whenever you browse the internet. Some even cover the content of any website you visit while others can redirect you to suspicious websites. And as if that’s not enough, this browser hijacker also monitors all your online activities so it can collect browsing-related data like:

  • Browsing history
  • Websites you visit
  • OS version
  • Browser type
  • E-mail address
  • Country of Origin
  • Nickname
  • Telephone Number
  • Your Website (if you have such)
  • Company and Job Title
  • Information you provide (Via Surveys etc.)

The information it gathers is processed in order to provide you more with customized and personalized sponsored contents. What’s more is that the information may also be shared with its affiliated sites. This clearly indicates how much of a threat this browser hijacker is to both your computer and your privacy. Thus, you must not delay its removal before it’s too late.

How is nJoyMovies Search Plus disseminated over the web?

nJoyMovies Search Plus is disseminated in the Chrome Web Store. Although it is distributed in a legitimate site, that doesn’t mean that this browser hijacker is safe to use. Aside from the Chrome Web Store, this browser hijacker can also be found on free sharing sites among software bundles. It is one of the optional programs in software bundles that can get installed in your computer without you knowing. This why when installing software bundles it is recommended that you use the Custom or Advanced setup instead of the standard setup to avoid installing browser hijackers like nJoyMovies Search Plus.

Remove nJoyMovies Search Plus from your browser and computer by referring to the removal instructions provided below.

Step 1: Tap the Win + E keys to open File Explorer and navigate to each one of the listed locations below.

  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\{Profile.*}\Extensions
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions

 

Step 2: Locate the folders that are named Dbhfbimbjodonhnpmcapamnilmpbfkbn. Right click on each one of the folders and delete them.

 

Step 3: Next, open the File Explorer again and go to these listed paths:

  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage

Step 4: Once you’ve opened the listed paths above, look for files named as chrome-extension_ dbhfbimbjodonhnpmcapamnilmpbfkbn_0.localstorage-journal and chrome-extension_ dbhfbimbjodonhnpmcapamnilmpbfkbn_0.localstorage.

Step 5: Right click on each of the listed files and select Delete.

Step 6: After that, go to %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and look for files named Preferences and Secure Preferences and delete both of them.

Step 7: Exit File Explorer afterwards and empty the Recycle Bin and then launch the Google Chrome browser and click the wrench icon. Afterwards, click on Tools from the drop-down menu and select Extensions.

Step 8: Under the Extensions tab, select nJoyMovies Search Plus extension and other suspicious browser extensions related to it and then click on the Trash icon.

Step 9: Click on Remove button from the confirmation dialog box.

Step 10: Reset Google Chrome. To do that, click the three stripes icon located at the upper-right corner of your screen. And then select Settings.

Step 11: under Settings, look for Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Step 12: Then click on the Reset browser settings button.

Step 13: After that, a dialog box pops up, click the Reset button to Reset Chrome.

Step 14: After you reset Chrome, enable the Phishing and Malware Protection in Chrome to prevent browser hijackers like nJoyMovies Search Plus extension from infecting your computer again in the future. To do that, click Settings once again.

Step 15: Select the Show advanced settings again.

Step 16: Go to the Privacy section and check the Enable phishing and malware protection option and then restart the browser.

Step 17: Now you need to flush the DNS cache. To do that, just, right click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (administrator). From there, type the “ipconfig /flushdns” command and hit Enter to flush the DNS.

After you completed the given steps above, follow the advanced instructions given below to ensure the removal of nJoyMovies Search Plus as well as all the file residues it left behind.

Perform a full system scan using asr. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
    1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
    2. Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
    3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

    1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
    2. Type in the URL address, https://www.fixmypcfree.com/download.php?asr in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
    3. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
    4. Once the installation process is completed, run asr to perform a full system scan.

    1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.

 

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